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Lead Engineer - TracFlo

Company: 1871
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

At TracFlo, we're working hard to build tech tools for the industry most ripe for disruption: Construction. We are a team of construction professionals turned technologists creating financial tools for the next generation of builders. We're a diverse team committed to building a company that reflects the cities we serve.

We are looking to hire a lead engineer to join our early 3 person team. This role is ideally based in Chicago.

If you join us, you will be an early team member in helping to shape:
The lead engineer role to help steer the future of the product
Our engineering team and practices
An awesome product that can be used by a 50-year-old foreman in the field as well as the back office to manage reports & make sense of the financial data for a project
This is a hands-on role that can evolve over time as our team grows

Some of the Job Responsibilities for the Role:
Write clean, well-architected, self-documenting code
Full-stack web development, specifically in React, Node.js, Express, and PostgreSQL
Work closely with Design and Product teams to move features from concept to launch
Review code of other team members and provide constructive direction


How do I get in touch?

Ask questions:

Who else works at TracFlo?

Khalid David, Jake Snyder, Anjaneya Naik along with a few friends who contract part-time across design & engineering.

Where is TracFlo located?

Main Office: 335 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10015 with a secondary office in Chicago.

Are you okay with remote employment?

Yes but only in the U.S. & Canada at this time due to timezone convenience.

Have you raised any money?

Yes - happy to answer any questions.

How will TracFlo make money?

For subcontractors, we charge based on the number of projects. For general contractors, we charge based on the project size.

How does this product technically work?

In the field, users use the mobile app to describe out-of-scope time and material costs using a form, text, and photos. The description of work is sent for approval, and then tracked through the revision and/or payment process.

Are you open to bringing on interns?

Not at this moment-unfortunately, we don't have the bandwidth necessary to offer a stellar internship program. We need to invest every ounce of energy into a couple of important milestones first.

What's the interview process like?

We'll likely do a quick 45-minute phone call just to make sure we're on the same page. After that, we'd love to chat with you in-person & work on a process together.

Generally, there are two options:
Our preferred situation is that we get to work together for several weeks on a project (of course, we'd pay you whatever you think is fair). Often working together for a bit is a great way to determine whether there's a good match as future teammates and it can give you a lot of transparency. We understand, however, that's not always possible for everyone. (2-4 weeks)
A formal but practical interview-no trick/puzzle questions. (3-4 hours)
Maybe there's a third option we haven't thought of-we're open-minded...

Proficiency with at least one mainstream programming language (Python, Java, etc.) and frontend libraries like React
3-5 years experience taking a lead role in developing complex software systems that have successfully been shipped
Experience with Machine Learning tools
Experience with React, Node.js, Express, and SQL
Experience with web services and REST API integration
Have a keen eye for detail and for user experience
Be familiar with Amazon Web Services (AWS) tools
Be naturally curious and excited to learn new things you may not have experience with

Keywords: 1871, Chicago , Lead Engineer - TracFlo, Engineering , Chicago, Illinois

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